Many American workers across the US are preparing to see a pay increase.
Multiple cities and states are set to increase their minimum wage effective July 1st. In some cases, the minimum wage increase is a scheduled step toward a higher required pay rate in the future while in other cases, the minimum wage is the new rate that all employees must receive for the foreseeable future.
The federal minimum wage remains $7.25 an hour.
Below is a list of the new pay rates that go in to effect July 1, 2017:
Chicago - $11.00 per hour
Cook County, IL - $10.00 per hour
Emeryville, CA - $14.00 per hour (for businesses with 55 or fewer employees)
Flagstaff, AZ - $10.50 per hour
Los Angeles, CA - $10.50 per hour (for businesses with 25 or fewer employees)
Maryland - $9.25 per hour
Milpitas, CA - $11 per hour
Montgomery County, Maryland - $11.50 per hour
Oregon - $10.25 per hour (Exception: $11.25 an hour in the Portland metro area, and $10 an hour in some counties designated as "non-urban.")
Pasadena, CA - $10.50 per hour (for businesses with 25 or fewer employees)
San Francisco, CA - $14 per hour
San Jose, CA - $12 per hour
San Leandro, CA - $12 per hour
Santa Monica, CA - $10.50 per hour (for businesses with 25 or fewer employees)
Washington, D.C. - $12.50 per hour